Real Review is a quarterly contemporary culture magazine with the strapline “what it means to live today”. Our agenda focuses on the politics of space, and trying to understand how everyday conditions enforce and reinforce power relations.
We live in extremely uncertain times. Our faith in the future is increasingly
tested. Far from being a hopeful, utopian domain, the future now seems doubtful. But what does it mean to doubt today?
Societal levels of anxiety are rising. Insecurity is now a generalised condition. Concern that civilisation itself is on the brink of some cataclysmic change is ubiquitous. And yet, doubting doubt – through the scientific method, imperial evidence and systemic thought – has not only created modernity, but offers the only hope to our worry.
Have you ever doubted yourself? Real Review interviews photographer Juergen Teller on persona and confidence. Philosopher Vilem Flusser reviews doubting doubt. Leon Batchelor reviews the IKEA catalogue and its ethical propositions. Dele Adeyemo reviews resilience strategies, systemic racism and social injustice. Max Turnheim reviews Fondation Cartier and 20th-century glass, with photography by Max Creasy, and Anna Minton reviews London’s spatial politics.
Also in the issue: Phin Harper, Nina Power, METAHAVEN, Nick Roberts, Louise Benson, Jack Self, Matthew Soules, Amelia Stein, Liam Denhamer, Ai Weiwei, Liu Xiaobo.
90-100 pages, softcover, 26 x 11.5 cm, Real Review (London)